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    Session expiry?

    Asked by Reb on March 12, 2012 at 07:09 AM
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    Answered by orthopod on March 12, 2012 at 07:13 AM
    Sorry my question disappeared the first attempt!I have followed the method listed in http://www.jotform.com/answers/68913-Form-Data-is-not-saved-in-FF-and-Chrome-but-in-IE to create a form so a user may save entered data and resume the form later.My question is whether the users can continue editing their responses for 2-3 weeks before finally submitting the form? (it's an applicationso they need to go and research some of the data they have to include)Essentially: is the session cookie non-expiring?Thanks!-Reb
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    Answered by jcm0731 on March 12, 2012 at 07:27 AM

    orthopod,

    Session cookie do expire, that is when the browser is closed.
    It is good only for the duration of the session when browsing.

    Hope this  answer your question.

    jcm0731

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    Answered by jcm0731 on March 12, 2012 at 07:38 AM

    orthopod,

    Perhaps I should give you more detail.
    If your plan is to continue a 'session' in 2-3 weeks time, there is another type of session cookie that can be use. There is also those persistent session cookie. This type get saved in the user(client) computer the 1st time it access the host(server). This means, that the client browser can connect again to the host at later time and continue the session as long as the cookie is still in the client computer.
    But the drawback here is, the cookie can also be cleared/deleted. If this happen, the session will be lost.
     
    jcm0731 

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    Answered by orthopod on March 12, 2012 at 07:52 AM
    Could you point me to information on how to configure the persistent session cookie please?I will put warnings on the form saying "do not delete your cookies or your saved information will be lost" :)Thanks,-Reb
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    Answered by jcm0731 on March 12, 2012 at 08:22 AM

    orthopod,

    JotForm forms cookie are enabled by Default.
    You can check this by going to the Form Preferences / Advance Settings /Unique Submissions

    The value should be "No Check" to allow cookie during submission in the form.
    And this is a "persistent" cookie, not a "session" only cookie.

    The only issue you will have is if the user's browser have a disabled cookie in the browser by default, or if the browser is configured to clear browser evertime the session is closed by default.

    I hope this help. Please post back if you still need further assistance.

    jcm0731